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, because you have a woman who has these harassing e-mails, a couple of which mention david petraeus, but they're not threatening to her, nor are they accusing anyone of having an affair. so she has these annoying e-mails but they mention things that are personal information about her that she finds disturbing so she goes to an fbi agent she knows and she says can i get this investigated. and that agent brings her into the tampa field office and the tampa field office has a cybersquad that does criminal work, and they look at it and say well, gee, there's no threat here and the agent says well, can we investigate this for this person. they open the statute book and look up the harassment part of the statute and say all right, we have a basis to open a case here. first let's find out who is on the other end of these e-mails. then over time, they're able to identify it's paula broadwell. then they figure out who paula broadwell is and at that point, the case, the aperture of the case starts to open because they say well, what's this e-mail account, what's this other e-mail account that
scandal is rocking the obama administration three days after the election. cia david petraeus has been cheating on his wife. we have the details who may be the center of it all. her name is linda broadwell. she has spent a year in afghanistan with petraeus. here is a picture from their website. right now the cia is investigating a tip that she is the other woman. she is the woman named in that fbi tape. petraeus has not admitted an affair directly with her. but he said, yesterday afternoon, i went to the white house and asked the president to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as d/cia. after being married for over 37 years, i showed extreme poorly judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. this afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation. author of "the secrets skreof t fbi," and suzanne kelly. let's start with suzanne kelly. this is a massive blow, really, to everybody in the white house, to general petraeus, to his wife and to the country
the american intelligence community and still developing at this hour. general david petraeus resigned as director of the cia after admitting he an extramarital affair. they confirm to cnn that the investigators have been exploring tips on an affair with paula broadwell, his biographer. they tried to see if there was a potential security risk, in other words to see if petraeus could possibly be black mailed. petraeus is a highly respected, retired four-star general who commanded forces in both iraq and afghanistan. he was sworn in to run the cia a little over a year ago with vice president biden with his wife holly at his side. that was the swearing in. they've been married 35 years, have two grown kids. so how will this revelation exact the u.s. intelligence community? joining me now is fran townsend and bob baer and suzanne kelly. suzanne, what more can you tell us about the probe into the relationship with paula broadwell? do we know how long this has been going on? >> we don't know how long it was going on, but just the -- so they're the ones that would look into accusations of ina
to be the circumstances behind what happened to david petraeus. >> what happened is last spring, the fact that he was communicating with this woman on his military e-mail account was uncovered by the fbi because of a general filtering system of government e-mails which uncovered a reference to something going on under a desk. well, it actually meant he was having sex with her under the desk, but the fbi thought it might refer to corruption. in other words, doing something under the table. and that's how this investigation started. the fbi then went back and traced all of his e-mails and ascertained that he was having this affair with this woman, and of course that is a total violation of top secret security rules. you are not supposed to compromise yourself in any way where you could be blackmailed, especially the cia director. there is almost nobody in the government who knows as many secrets as he does, and people are routinely fired for putting themselves in this position when they have a top secret security clearance. what was even worse is that the fbi found that she broke up with him severa
that we all simply woke up this morning that the white house was told yesterday, and david petraeus who had been investigated by the fbi for a length of time that we don't quite know yet how long that was, this all just happened yesterday. it doesn't ring true, does it? >> well, a lot of things don't ring true, and that's why we're going to need some time. we'd love to have all the answers right now because that's how we are. i think we really need some time to figure out what happened when and who knew what, once again. we do know that this affair had been going on for some time and that all of a sudden, you know, the general has this crisis of conscience and decides he needs to come clean with it and stepped down. it is curious it happened a few days after the election, but you have to go back and tie it to the investigation, too, because if there was an fbi investigation, which we now know they were investigating a tip, and we do know they weren't really investigating petraeus for allegations of wrongdoing, but they were looking at whether or not this tip of an affair could have put
boylan. colonel, thank you for joining me. when did you last speak to david petraeus? >> i spoke with him last night and we exchanged some correspondence this morning. >> how would you describe his state of mind? >> well, i think his state of mind is fine. i would suggest, though, that he is very well aware of everything that's going on, how much hurt he has caused his family, the implications of him resigning and the poor judgment and decisions that he made that led to this. >> colonel, would you say that there's any part of general petraeus' state of mind that regrets resigning? the reason i ask that is that he was interviewed by the fbi three, four weeks ago and clearly didn't resign as a result of that interview, which must have been the moment he realized this was all potentially going to come out. and there is a suggestion in some reports that he believed for awhile he may be able to hang on to his job. >> well, i think he definitely regrets the reasoning behind why he had to resign. you have to understand the internal makeup of david petraeus. 37 plus years in uniform, the morals,
david petraeus and on that note, here is piers morgan tonight. >>> starting with breaking news tonight, you are looking at capitol hill where david petraeus is to testify in front of the senate committee. meanwhile, we are learning more about the agent who was the first to be identified to have started this. he said that the infamous shirtless picture he sent to her was a joke and several years ago. and now we will listen to what the president has to say about the argument over susan rice. >> if senator graham and senator mccain want to go after somebody, they should go after me, and i'm happy to have that discussion, but for them to gof a u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and simply making a prez sentation information she had receive and to besmirch her reputation is outrageo outrageous. >> if the president thinks that we are pick on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> the benghazi battle turning into a hot issue. i will talk to one of the senators taking the president to task, kelly ayotte. but we will begin with the latest on
with david petraeus for 25 years. general, welcome back. one thing that struck me is that you have all of this going on with the generals behaving badly but maybe not as badly before, but misappropriately in the case of general allen and then at the same time you have serious things going on in the world and in particular gaza, israel, and the assassinations it seems of the top hamas military leader today. you know, this is a serious time for world affairs, and this is why the focus really needs to be right back on to this quickly, doesn't it? >> well, that is right. i can assure that while there may be some attention paid inside of the beltway with senator petraeus and perhaps general allen, the general is well informed of what is happening in the middle east, and those two commanders have day-to-day responsibility for the area around israel and the area around egypt. >> we have video of the military leader of hamas who was blown up in his car, and you can even see the explosion here. this is released on the internet in a sort of war of the internet going on as well in the ground with
. 270 are needed to win the white house. >>> new details in the surprise resignation of david petraeus because of an affair. u.s. official says the affair came to light because of an e-mail investigation by the fbi sparked by a complaint of harassing e-mails alleged willie sent by petraeus' biographer. she spent months in afghanistan interviewing petraeus for the book. >>> to the recovery in superstorm sandy, nearly two weeks after the storm, frustration is boiling over. >> can't get lights on for my kids. i can't get power, heat, garbage pickup? >> more than 280,000 people across the region are still without power. nj will ew jersey's governor ch christie expects power to be back statewide by tonight. he says life will be back for most of new jersey come sunday. >>> top-ranked alabama lost the tonight 29-24 to 15th ranked texas a&m. an interception at the goal line in the final two minutes preserved the win for the aggies. texas a&m had led 20-0 at the end of the first quarter. >>> and the marine corps is celebrating its 237th birthday today. it was founded in 1775 by a resolution pas
. here are your head lines this hour. new details in the surprise resignation of david petraeus because of an extramarital affair. u.s. officials says the affair came to light because of an e-mail investigate by the fbi sparked by a complaint of harassing e-mails apparently sent by petraeus' auto biographer. nearly 280,000 people across the region still without power. >>> back with my exclusive interview with iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. when it comes to asking him questions, there's no such thing as an easy answer, especially when it comes to the holocaust. do you believe that the holocaust happened? because many jews believe that you do not think it happened, and they have a view of you because of that. >> translator: the historic event that you spoke of, i have two questions. i had two questions for quite some time, never received an answer to either one. everywhere they allow a certain amount of research, of looking into historical events. whenever there are obstacles placed on this path, then a question mark or two will arise. why such obstacles? >> what are the questions
pointed questions about the fbi's investigation into general david petraeus's extramarital affair. they want to know why they weren't told and if national security was breached. peter king talked with cnn's candy crowley today. >> it seems it's been going on several months and it appears they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day. that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from his post at cia director friday and admitted he had an affair. sources said the affair was with his biographer paula broadwell. >>> for the first time in four years an nfl game ended in a tie. the san francisco 49ers and stv louis rams unable to convert field goals to win the game. final score between the nfc west rivals, 24-24. the last tie was november 16, 2008, between the philadelphia eagles and the cincinnati bengals. >>> those are your headlines this hour. i'm don lemon. keeping you informed. cnn, the most trusted name in news. see you at 10:00 p.m. eastern. >>> our special guest, tyler perry. you're a very honest, open book. even if you don't want t
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